Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way back, in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack... yum.

Phatz's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Appearance: Pours an attractive amber copper color. Translucent. And it has a creamy beige head and loads of lacing lining the glass. Smell: Caramel and a sweet poignant grapefruit aroma, hints of earthy woodyness, and creamy sweet browned butter, a toasty brown sugar and a gently ‘delightfully’ phenolic butterscotch aroma induce the salivation. This beer is a sniffer. Taste: This beer does a beautiful dance upon the palate. The sweet sensations from the candied caramelized malt to the orange pine hop biter that prance on my taste buds with a hint of mint, lightly toasted malt and butterscotch candy flavors followed by some alcohol showing through just enough to warm the palate and ease the mind, oh yeah!!! Mmm! It finishes with a strong green pine hop bitter kick that lets you know it was there, but the aftertaste is so pleasant it is worth savoring even after the beer is gone. Spectacular! Mouthfeel: It is a velvety smooth medium – full body beer that is spicy astringent and enjoyable. Drinkabilty: I really enjoy this beer but ‘golly me’ I am done with one. I is big in IBU and sweetness and alcohol is up there too. This is an enjoyable beer in moderation. Not a sessioner by any means. Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (462) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Burgundy color. Fruity aroma with grass hop. Taste caramel malt, sweet with a good portion of hops, more on the fruity side. Bitter hops during the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (1373) - Beckley, USA - APR 11, 2016
slightly cloudy red color; piney hop aroma with bready malt notes; juicy, piney hops with herbal notes on a medium bodied, bready malt base

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. pours tiny hazy amber with a small offwhite head that slowly dissipates small sticky trace on the glass. Smell is malty, woody and tiny fruity with sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, grapefruit juice, dried apricots, moist grass, pine needles, resinous wood, orange peal, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, malty, slightly fruity, slightly grassy and slightly woody. Mouthfeel is soft, viscous, oily, astringent, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, oily bitter and cardboardy. Past its prime I’m afraid...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnokaBrewer (171) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Copper color. Sweet taste at first from the malt, then the flavor of grain, followed by a hop bitterness that does not longer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5169) - Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours clear auburn with a thick and frothy, if not long-lasting, pale buff head. Woody hops and fresh malt battle it for the top spot in the aroma, while hints of caramel and clove gladly sit on the sidelines. Flavor steps boldly onto the palate, presenting woody, hoppy, malt and caramel tones, while hints of clove and hay tag along. Body is on the firm side, as is the lasting fizz. So glad they resurrected this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (478) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2015
From bomber. Pours a very nice deep red copper, big head of beige foam. Great nose with red and dark fruit, earthy malt, caramel, mixed with citrus. It tastes excellent, a certain sweetness balanced with lively bitter hop, more pine coming through. Smooth drinking, a little warmth, and a lingering bitterness that overtakes the sweet flavours. Spot on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopmaestro (1306) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma here is dried fruits touching the sweeter areas and I catch some bitterness from citrus and grass. The taste is the same, and I’m pretty happy that it isn’t that sweet that I thought. There are some orange peels in here also. The body is a bit thin, and that makes it more drinkable and I’m actually quite pleased with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1326) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours an amber color with a off white, almost caramel colored head. Aroma is on the sweeter side. Sweeter malts, prunes, fig, some booze, yeast and spices. Nice, heavier palate, definitely silky. Flavors are of malts, prune, dry hops, bread, nuts, and tea. Leaves a sweeter dry hopped finish. Good stuff, just a bit dry for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a mostly clear reddish copper with a medium sized long lasting off white head and some spotty lace. Aroma is malty, caramel, citrus, earthy. Flavour is malty, caramel, medium bitterness, citrus, earthy, moderate sweetness, faint alcohol, and a somewhat dry finish. Good balance, not astringent and good malty Flavour!

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